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  Montana State University Billings
PROGRAM
                    Welcome and Opening Remarks
                             Dr. Dan Edelman
                                Chancellor

                                Ceremony
                            Dr. Melinda Arnold
               Provost, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

                         Presentation of Awards
Halle Keltner, ASMSUB President, and Taylor Kurkoski, ASMSUB Student
   Resolution Officer, will present ASMSUB Outstanding Faculty awards
Dr. Susan Balter-Reitz, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Provost &
      Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office, will present the two
           MCIE Awards for Support of Students with Disabilities
              Dr. Jennifer Lynn, Associate Professor of History,
                 College of Arts and Sciences, will present the
  Dr. Tasneem Khaleel Award for Mentoring Young Female Professionals
          Dr. Christine Shearer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
                   will present the Part-Time Faculty award
             Mr. Ed Garding, Interim Dean, College of Business,
            will present the Outstanding Service Learning award
             and the Excellence Award for Non-Tenured Faculty
              Dr. Paul Foster, Director of International Studies,
      will present the Promoting International Student Success award
                       Dr. Vicki Trier, Dean, City College,
           will present the City College Faculty Leadership award
Dr. Joy Honea, Acting Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Professions,
                  will present one Faculty Excellence award
          Dr. Christine Shearer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
                  will present two Faculty Excellence awards
   Chancellor Edelman, Dr. Christine Shearer, and a Cox Family member
          will present the Winston & Helen Cox Fellowship award
               Chancellor Edelman and a Cox Family member
                       will present the Pippenger award

                      Years of Service and Retirees
                            Closing Remarks
                             Dr. Dan Edelman
                                 Chancellor

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ASMSUB OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARDS

        Ms. Patricia Nichols
                 University Lecturer
         Rehabilitation and Human Services
         College of Allied Health Professions

          Mr. Chad Landon
                      Director
                 Paramedic Program
                    City College

      Ms. Salma Boumediene
                 Associate Professor
              Business Administration
                 College of Business

          Mrs. Corinne Day
                 University Lecturer
          Educational Theory and Practice
                College of Education

         Dr. Melissa Boehm
                 Assistant Professor
            Communication and Theatre
            College of Arts and Sciences

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MCIE AWARD FOR SUPPORT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Lynne Fitzgerald
Assistant Professor, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, CAHP
                              M     SUB Assistant Professor Lynne Fitzgerald,
                                    program coordinator for the Outdoor
                              Adventure Leadership major and minor, has
                              been tapped for the MCIE Faculty Award
                              for Exceptional Support of Students with
                              Disabilities. The award recognizes MSUB
                              faculty who demonstrate outstanding support
                              to a student with a disability; Lynne strives
                              to promote student success no matter the
                              difficulties they may face.
                                    For one student, she has been very
                              influential in his journey through higher
                              education. “In 2013, I was diagnosed with very
                              severe COPD,” one of her students stated. “One
of my degree core classes is Outdoor Living Skills, which includes a six-day
hike in the Beartooth Mountains, at altitudes nearing 12,000 feet.”
     When the student’s care provider deemed this activity unsafe, Lynne
worked with the student to create an accessible learning opportunity that
would meet the academic requirements. “Lynne’s proactive modification to
my curriculum is the best choice for my health and future, and she is most
deserving to receive this award.”
     In addition to her academic support of students, Lynne also facilitates
outdoor adventure programs with a variety of local groups such as the
Scouts, Montana Audubon Center, Skyview High School, and MSUB alumni
and families. Her classes support the local community by increasing student
engagement outside the university. The clean-up project, in collaboration
with Billings Parks and Recreation, called “Refresh the Rims” is one of
many initiatives providing service learning opportunities for students in the
community.
      Lynne truly believes in the potential of each student, regardless of their
ability level. This type of care and support can make the difference for a
student in need of extra assistance. Lynne’s efforts affirm her character and
her desire to see students succeed; adapting to challenges and overcoming
barriers.

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MCIE AWARD FOR SUPPORT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Brian Gurney
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Management and Business
Administration, COB
                              I n his 20 years of involvement at Montana
                                State University Billings, Brian Gurney has
                              been driven to support all students throughout
                              the course of their higher education.
                                    It is for this unwavering dedication that
                              Brian Gurney is one of this year’s recipients
                              of the MCIE Faculty Award for Exceptional
                              Support of Students with Disabilities.
                                    Joining MSUB as a lecturer in 1999,
                              Gurney has come to be recognized by his
                              students and colleagues as one who will go the
                              extra mile when it comes to support of students
                              in need of extra assistance. He puts his students
first, and does anything he can to accommodate each student’s unique needs.
      “I give Brian Gurney hands up for his passion for teaching and desire
to help his students learn,” one of his students stated. “Brian never once
hesitated or complained about me needing captioning for the videos in cyber
security. He is easygoing, understanding, caring, and very willing.”
      A crucial part of teaching is ensuring that students understand
the course material and are successful learners. Gurney embodies this
philosophy, providing transformative opportunities for all students by
making sure that each one is equipped with the tools they need to succeed.
     He wants to see each student prepared for success and uses his real-
world approach to teaching to allow students to apply what they have
learned in real life.
       His students reflect the passion that he has for teaching the many
aspects of business and commend him for adapting to their needs. His goal
is to incite that same passion in his students, so they can truly have a positive
impact in their field.
      “I was nervous about taking operational management until I learned
that Brian was teaching it,” a student said, “I have no doubt in my mind
that Brian would give any student with any disability the same dedication,
commitment, and passion as he did with me.”

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DR. TASNEEM KHALEEL AWARD FOR MENTORING YOUNG FEMALE PROFESSIONALS

Joy C. Honea, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology, CAS
                             D       edicated to empowering women, supporting
                                     junior faculty and improving gender equity,
                                Joy Honea, Ph.D., has devoted her career at MSU
                                Billings to supporting women as she represents
                                the “epitome of advocacy for women.”
                                       Honea has worked as a mentor to junior
                                faculty of the university, not only in her field
                                but across multiple departments. A colleague
                                notes “many junior faculty members (myself
                                included) have underscored how important
                                she has been for our careers. Her institutional
                                knowledge, careful understanding of policies,
                                and enthusiasm for our successes have not gone
                                unnoticed.”
      Outside of her involvement in mentoring junior faculty, Honea was
also involved in creation of the Women’s Studies Office, which has since been
expanded into the Women’s and Gender Studies Center. Honea has helped
with navigating the program and budget requests, creating ideas for the
center, and hiring work study students. “There is no possible way that we
could have done it without her,” says a colleague. “She was always willing to
lend an ear and offer advice on teaching, research opportunities and important
reminders related to work/life balance.”
      Honea has also served as an integral part of the Women’s Faculty Caucus
where she helped shape the supportive and intellectual atmosphere of female
faulty members.
      According to her nominator, however, one of Honea’s most important
contributions to MSU Billings was her “tireless work to promote a more
inclusive Family Leave Policy in our Collective Bargaining Agreement.”
Through Honea and the work of her colleagues, the Faculty Modified Duties
section was added to the Family Leave Policy.
      Off campus, Honea is a leader in Billings and regionally. She served on
the board of the Presidents Commission on the Status of University Women
and served on the Social Science Research Team with colleagues at Montana
State University on a National Science Foundation ADVNCE grant, focused
on issues of institutional equity and increasing the representation of women in
the sciences.
      Honea is clearly deserving of the Dr. Tasneem Khaleel Award for
Mentoring Young Female Professionals as she continues to mentor women at
MSU Billings and advocates for the advancement of all women.
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PART-TIME FACULTY AWARD

Elizabeth Adcock
Part-time Faculty, Music, CAS
                             E   lizabeth Adcock has been employed at
                                 MSU Billings for 28 years and her impact
                             on students has not gone unnoticed during
                             this time. Putting in extra time to help the
                             department recruit new students, provide extra
                             lessons, and be there for her students, Adcock’s
                             dedication to her students is the reason why she
                             has been selected as this year’s recipient of the
                             Part-Time Faculty Award.
                                     A colleague notes that Adcock, a guitar
                                teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences,
                                provides students with extra time because
                                “she knows it takes a lot of effort to get
                                beginning guitarists to a level acceptable for
performance.” Many students studying music with the guitar do not have
the same level of exposure to the instrument other musicians have because
the guitar is not an instrument typically taught in schools; they arrive with
little to no traditional music background. Adcock takes beginners and “turns
them into true performers and teachers.”
      Students who have studied with her are thankful for the extra time she
spends with them. “The simple fact is, not only does she do this, but she gets
these students to exceed the standards and expectations of the department
and become some of the finest musicians the school produces. It is a baffling
feat,” notes a student.
     Also directing the guitar ensemble, Adcock finds attention-grabbing
music for whatever sized group she has each semester. “The concerts are well
played using interesting choices of music from a wide variety of genres,”
notes her colleague.
      Adcock also impacts her students beyond the classroom. As one
student explained, she was there for students both inside and outside the
classroom: “Elizabeth was always there for me, pushing me to better myself
as a musician and as a person. She stood by me and pushed me to do my best
and rise above and beyond the expectations of those who didn’t believe in
me.”
     Adcock’s dedication to her students and the time she takes to help them
succeed become the core reasons why she has been selected for this award.

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE LEARNING

Christopher A. Craig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Management, COB
                             F     rom Arizona and Washington to Wyoming
                                   and Montana, Christopher Craig, Ph.D.,
                               has engaged students across the state and
                               region in service learning projects within their
                               communities.
                                     Two and a half years ago, Craig began
                               integrating service learning into his courses.
                               The integration, as of now, has included over
                               300 students, 90 organizations, and has resulted
                               in over 800 service hours.
                                     Many students who have participated
                               in the service learning have been pleasantly
                               surprised with the results of their service
                               and the impact that it has had on them. Craig
incorporates a reflection component into the projects that highlights how
the students have not only impacted their communities through these hours
logged, but how the students have been impacted as well.
      “You hear about the low income class in the news and how tough they
have it,” a student who participated in “Night on the Van” with the Salvation
Army and MSU Billings noted. “But until you see the living conditions and
disparity they face, it doesn’t really hit home.”
      Students enrolled in Craig’s courses are expected to locate a service
learning opportunity with a non-profit community partner; understand and
explain what they did to meet the service learning requirement and project
impacts; complete at least two hours of service; be able to explain the real-
world relevance to knowledge gained in the course; and reflect on their
experience. “There will always be someone who notices what I am doing and
an impact may be greater than I realize,” another student noted.
      Craig’s service learning methodology is student driven. Because online
students are involved in the projects, it is necessary for distance students
to engage in service learning opportunities within their own communities.
Through these students completing a student-learning contact, Craig is able
to verify student service learning and build a list of regional community
partners for the future. At the conclusion of the experience, students are
required to provide quantitative and qualitative feedback about their service
learning experience.
      Craig has impacted students, our campus, and communities through
his incorporation of service learning projects into his classroom curriculum.

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EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR NON-TENURED FACULTY

Anna Talafuse, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marketing, COB
                             A   technologically-forward teacher actively
                                 involved on campus and a scholar of
                             marketing, Anna Talafuse, Ph.D., has been
                             awarded this year’s Excellence Award for Non-
                             Tenured Faculty.
                                    Eight years ago, Talafuse began her
                              teaching career at MSU Billings as a part-
                              time instructor in the College of Business.
                              Since then, Anna has received her doctorate
                              in Business Administration with an emphasis
                              in marketing, which in turn helped solidify
                              the AACSB accreditation of the COB. Talafuse
                              was an integral part of expanding the
                              marketing discipline at the university, and her
involvement led to the offering of a completely-online marketing degree.
       Talafuse is dedicated to helping students learn about current
technology and trends related to business. She has incorporated new
technological advancements into her classroom and was one of the first
College of Business faculty members to embrace teaching in the Western
Security Bank Technology Enhanced Integrative Learning (TEIL) room.
“It is the classroom of the future,” a colleague notes. “But Anna has no
hesitation introducing it to students now.” Talafuse is also noted for her
“active” communication style in her online classes. “If she is awake and a
student sends an email, whether it is 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 a.m., Dr. Talafuse will
respond,” her nominator says. “Her personal policy of responding as soon as
she can has made her a favorite among students.”
      An energetic member of the MSUB community, Talafuse currently
serves on five campus committees, mentors other part-time faculty members,
and goes out of her way to make sure the faculty members receive answers,
so they can complete tasks in a timely manner.
      Talafuse has co-authored two research papers and has presented several
times on both campuses. She contributes to her field through publications
about student advising satisfaction and sales call anxiety, topics relevant to
the field of business today. Her colleague notes “she strives to include others
in learning and has asked two colleagues from the COB to aid in the research
process.”
     Talafuse’s impact on her students and the College of Business helped
her solidify the Excellence Award for Non-Tenured Faculty.
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PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUCCESS

Anne Cole
Instructor, Reading and Writing, City College
                             O    ne individual can impact the life of a
                                  student and, in some cases, help determine
                             their success or failure; for international
                             students, failure means a return to their
                             home countries and the end of their dream of
                             receiving an American education. Anne Cole,
                             for numerous international students, has been
                             the individual who has helped them succeed in
                             the MSU Billings classroom.
                                    As one nominator noted, many
                              international students coming to MSU Billings
                              are first introduced to American pedagogy and
                              the United States classroom format once they
                              arrive on campus; many of those students begin
their journey in the American university system in Cole’s reading or writing
courses, where she is patient in building relationships with her students and
helping them adopt a new style of learning.
       Cole’s impact as an instructor often leads to a satisfied student who is
ready to continue on their journey to higher education in a distant, strange
land. Before the student gets to this point, though, they first must pass her
class. Cole works tirelessly with the students both inside and outside the
classroom and during her office hours to help them succeed. She challenges
students to complete all assignments sufficiently to maintain fairness among
all students; at the same time, she acknowledges when a student is struggling
and addresses the issue in a timely manner either directly with the student,
the student’s advisor, or the Office of International Studies.
      Cole’s impact in the international community does not end at her
classroom door. Cole is a familiar face at social functions, such as over
Labor Day weekend, when she and her husband volunteered to drive
international students from Billings to Yellowstone National Park. She also
helps to build bridges between the Office of International Studies and the
Billings community, which has helped support the extra-curricular needs of
international students.
      Cole is engaged, responsive, and communicative with her students
and campus colleagues. Through the presentation of this award, according
to a colleague, “she will join a select group of MSU Billings faculty who
have made a difference in the academic and non-academic success of our
international students.”
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CITY COLLEGE FACULTY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Steve Wodrich
Autobody Instructor, Transportation and Welding, City College
                             A   n alumnus of the auto collision repair and
                                 refinishing program at City College, Steve
                             Wodrich works diligently to give back to the
                             program.
                                    Wodrich took over the program in the
                              spring of 2017 and has been pursuing ways
                              to enhance the program ever since. As head
                              of the only auto body program in the state of
                              Montana, he has developed strong partnerships
                              with local businesses to support the program
                              and his students. Many students in the program
                              have had the opportunity to work at local
                              body shops while attending school, which
                              Wodrich helped facilitate. “Wodrich goes above
and beyond to make sure his students receive the opportunities to succeed
in their industry while learning about the importance of being a part of
something larger than themselves,” one of his City College colleagues notes.
      He has impacted the students of City College in other ways as well.
Wodrich’s active role in the Montana Collision Repair Association helped
create a scholarship fund worth over $17,000. The 2018 Rocky Mountain
Trade Show also helped garner more than $40,000 worth of new equipment
funding, as well as an additional check for over $29,000. Students were given
the opportunity to take part in the trade show by designing and constructing
pedal cars with the proceeds benefitting the students’ respective programs.
     Wodrich was lead organizer of the Second Annual Auto Body
Poker Run last spring. Rounding out the day’s events, Wodrich and his
students presented a refurbished car to a local family in need. The vehicle
was repaired by City College students and local shops and vendors in
partnership with the National Auto body Council’s Recycled Rides program.
      Wodrich goes above and beyond for the benefit of students and success
of the program, as demonstrated by the impact he has had as the head of the
program during three semesters. His community connections and campus
involvement strengthen the program. According to a colleague, “Steve is the
ideal faculty member to work with. More than once he has volunteered to
come to a recruiting event with me… he is well deserving of this award.”

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FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Suzette Nynas, Ed.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance, CAHP
                              I n her 12 years at MSU Billings, Suzette Nynas,
                                Ed.D., LAT, ATC, has modeled excellence
                              in her teaching, scholarship, and service.
                              In recognition of her work as an innovative
                              educator, dedicated volunteer, and faculty role
                              model, Nynas has been selected to receive this
                              year’s Faculty Excellence Award.
                                    Nynas has served as faculty and program
                              director of the athletic training program since
                              2009. Her genuine concern for students and
                              her tireless efforts to help them succeed are
                              evidence of her commitment to teaching. She is
                              currently the chair of the Department of Health
                              and Human Performance and yet continues to
teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise student internships
and clinical education experiences, advise graduate and undergraduate
students, and oversee thesis projects. She is organized, responsible,
and innovative. “I have been impressed by how she manages multiple
responsibilities and ensures that all tasks are completed,” a colleague said. “I
can think of no one more deserving of a Faculty Excellence Award.”
      Nynas has an excellent record of scholarship and service with the
department, college, and university. She is a devoted scholar and solid
researcher. She has worked diligently on accreditation for the athletic
training program and served as a co-author of the recent MSUB accreditation
report for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She
serves the faculty as a member of the Academic Senate, the Sabbatical
Committee, and the Faculty-Administration Collaborative Committee; all
of which are crucial to faculty and involve investments of time and energy.
Additionally, Nynas serves on the University’s Strategic Program Alignment
Committee.
     Nynas’ commitment to the success of her students, the faculty, the
university, and her profession have set her apart and we are proud to honor
her with this award.

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FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Matt Queen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences, CAS
                             D    escribed as a jack-of-all-trades by his
                                  nominator, Matt Queen is a familiar face at
                             MSU Billings and a professor who is dedicated
                             to the university and the students who go here.
                               Known campus-wide, Queen has been
                          involved in events such as the Atomic Circus
                          at Montana Fair, Science Fun Day, and Girls-n-
                          Science. Queen can be seen at orientation, the
                          MSUB Mile, and campus star-gazing parties.
                          He serves as the advisor for the Science Club
                          and the Ski Club at MSU Billings. Queen’s
                          involvement in a variety of campus events
                          and activities has helped organize informative,
                          educational, and entertaining events for the
community and current and potential students.
      Working alongside students, Queen’s expertise and skill in his field
mingles with his sometimes funny and humorous approaches to teaching.
His passion shows in the ways he helps his students learn. To help his
students succeed, Queen helps them identify what kind of resources
they need. He also works with a small cohort of international students to
encourage them to stay at MSU Billings and helps draft a plan of study in
order for them to be on track to graduate from the university. Additionally,
Queen hosts international students and communicates with advising and the
Office of International Studies when students need additional guidance or
assistance.
     Queen has presented locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally
during his time at MSU Billings. Queen is currently operating three
funded research projects, which total $235,000 in grant monies. Outside
the university, Queen is the treasurer and board member for the Montana
Academy of Sciences.
      Queen is known by many for his dedication to his students and
spreading a love for science with current and future students as well as
community members. “His commitment to the campus and his students
is contagious,” notes a colleague. “He’s a well-rounded faculty member
who strives to educate, excites students about education, and serves as an
inspiring role model to students.”

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FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Tom Rust, Ph.D.
Professor, History, CAS
                             T      om Rust is described as an exemplary
                                    teacher who has been devoted to MSU
                               Billings for nearly twenty years. Outside of his
                               time at the university, he has earned national
                               recognition as a scholar and has impacted the
                               campus community, the community of Billings
                               and the state of Montana.
                                      Rust has faithfully served MSU Billings
                               as a faculty member and other roles including
                               Director of the University Honors Program,
                               Interim Executive Director of International
                               Studies, and Co-Service Learning Director, a
                               position he voluntarily directed until funding
                               was secured. Rust established the National
History Day program in Montana, which quickly grew to 400 students
statewide.
      To date, Rust has published four books and six articles on topics
ranging from ancient Rome to the American West. His most recent article,
“An ‘Undesirable Station’ The U.S. Army at Fort Yellowstone and the
Creation of the National Park Service Program” received national attention,
was a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing
Awards, and is being considered for publication in a book with the
University of Kansas Press.
      Together with the National Park Service and the Lewis and Clark Trail
Heritage Foundation, Rust conducted archaeological research that confirmed
the third known campsite on the Lewis and Clark trail, an endeavor that
drew national recognition. He involved students in the excavation of the site
as a service learning project, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and
share in the excitement of a high-profile investigation.
      Throughout all of this, as his colleague notes, “a five-minute
conversation with Dr. Rust would reveal that he is first and foremost a
teacher.” Rust is described as someone who takes great pride in his teaching
and someone who cares deeply about his students. Students in Rust’s classes
are not only challenged by the traditional textual learning of history, but are
also encouraged to apply the skills they are learning from the classroom to
help the community at large through service learning opportunities.
      Rust’s commitment to the university, service, and scholarship
endeavors demonstrates his overall excellence and the reason why he has
been selected as one of the recipients of the Faculty Excellence Awards.
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WINSTON & HELEN COX FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Dr. Tom Nurmi
Assistant Professor, English, CAS
                             S   pecializing in American Literature, Dr. Tom
                                 Nurmi is an accomplished literary scholar
                             and teacher. His career at MSU Billings began in
                             2014, and he is currently an Assistant Professor
                             of English.
                                  Nurmi’s teaching, research, and other
                             scholarly pursuits center on the relevance
                             and real-world value of literature in today’s
                             technology-driven society. His teaching
                             philosophy can be summarized as “engagement
                             with diversity (of peoples, traditions, and
                             methods) and technology (as both mode and
                             subject of critical inquiry).”
                                     Nurmi connects students with the Billings
community through ventures like the NEA Big Read and field trips to the
Yellowstone Art Museum, and his teaching also brings the local community
into MSUB classrooms. Nurmi encourages students, community members,
and colleagues alike to examine the stories around them in order to
understand how concepts like nature, freedom, or even humankind develop
at the historical intersections of narrative, society, and science.
      His research is centered on nineteenth-century environmental
humanities, particularly the writings of Herman Melville, which has led to
two books and a number of articles. Nurmi’s research has opened doors for
service to his profession, including being a reader and book reviewer for
three prominent journals, presenting his work at international conferences,
and contributing to faculty seminars nationwide.
      Nurmi has also conducted public lectures on and off campus and has
served on a number of advisory boards, most notably the Montana Center
for the Book, a statewide nonprofit affiliate of the NEA.
      The service that Nurmi provides on local, state, national, and
international levels is impressive, raising the profile of the English
department and MSU Billings as a whole. While the early American literary
texts he studies may seem “old” or “dusty,” Nurmi’s teaching, research, and
service show how literary history continues to teach us important lessons as
we face the planetary challenges of the 21st century.

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YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION

5 YEARS OF SERVICE                                   Mark D. Jacobson, Ph.D.
                                                     Professor of Math
                                                     Mathematics Department
Allison Bailey
General Education - General Education                Sarah N. Keller, Ph.D.
City College
                                                     Professor
                                                     Communication and Theatre
Dr. Melissa Boehm
Assistant Professor                                  Dr. Steven Wiles
Communication and Theatre
                                                     Adjunct Assistant Professor
                                                     Biological and Physical Sciences
Dr. Joseph Bryan
Assistant Professor
History Department                                   20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Scott L. Butterfield, Ph.D.                          Mr. Brian Gurney
Associate Professor of Accounting                    Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Business                                  College of Business
Lance A. Mouser                                      Katherine S. Holt
Math Instructor/General Education Chair              Adjunct Assistant Professor
City College                                         Educational Theory & Practice
Dr. Tom Nurmi                                        Dr. Tom Rust
Assistant Professor of English                       Professor
English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages            History Department
Dr. Matthew Queen
Assistant Professor                                  25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Biological & Physical Sciences
                                                     Dr. Keith Edgerton
Timothy Stenson                                      Professor
Welding Instructor                                   History Department
City College
                                                     Tami Haaland
Dr. Emily Arendt                                     Professor of English
Assistant Professor of History                       English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
History Department
                                                     30 YEARS OF SERVICE
10 YEARS OF SERVICE
                                                     Dr. Cindy Dell
Ana Karina Diaz                                      Associate Professor
Associate Professor                                  Educational Theory and Practice
English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
                                                     40 YEARS OF SERVICE
15 YEARS OF SERVICE
                                                     Mr. Michael Campbell
Alan B. Christensen                                  Professor of Accounting
Lecturer                                             College of Business
Educational Theory & Practice

Dr. Stephen L. Eliason
Professor
Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

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RETIREES
                            Dr. Mark Hardt
                       Dr. Richard “Scott” Harris

     IN MEMORIAM: THOSE WE LOST IN THE LAST YEAR
                               Gary Acton
                            Elizabeth Fullon

                        AWARD SPONSORS

                    The Winston & Helen Cox Fund
                   Montana State University Billings
        Associated Students of Montana State University Billings
             Montana State University Billings Foundation

                       SPECIAL THANKS TO
                   the Faculty Excellence Committee
         and all those who nominated faculty for these awards

                    RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
      Please join us in the Glacier Room to continue the celebration

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Montana State University Billings
                     1500 University Drive
                       Billings, MT 59101
   www.msubillings.edu • www.msubsports.com
 MSU Bi¬¬ings is an Equal Oππortunit¥ Emπ¬o¥er/A'rma`ve Action/ADA Institu`on
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